Family Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Lauren Wolk’s Wolf Hollow. Books available for checkout.

Monday, March 27, 7 PM

Storytimes

Weekly storytimes Tuesdays & Wednesdays. See our calendar for dates and times.

Ongoing Through March

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For children birth to entering Kindergarten.  Sign up, read & win prizes.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE LIBRARY’S CHILDREN’S ROOM

Exciting changes are coming to the Children’s Room of your Kirkwood Public Library! In September, the Kirkwood Public Library announced the receipt of $725,000 in directed donations from donors to renovate the Children’s Library. The donors, the Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Foundation, and a generous benefactor, specifically earmarked their gifts to support the transformation of the current Children’s Library space.

In addition, the Edward Chase Garvey Foundation awarded the Library $8,000 in support of the project.

Construction will begin in early January and should be completed by Spring. While the Children’s Room is being renovated, the meeting room will serve as the temporary home for the Children’s Room. To complete the move, the Children’s room will be closed January 4th and 5th and reopen regular hours on the 6th.

All families are invited to a family-friendly laying of tracks ceremony on Saturday January 7th at 10 am to celebrate the groundbreaking of this project.

Storytimes will resume the week of January 10th and with the exception of Books for Babies, all storytimes will take place at the Library in the temporary space.

Preschool Storytimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. 1st Steps Storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

On Thursdays at 9:30 am Books for Babies will take place at Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 W Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122, in the chapel.

Please contact the Library with any questions at 314-821-5770, ext. 1015.

Resources for Children

WorldBook Online

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For children birth to entering Kindergarten.  Sign up, read & win prizes.
WorldBook Online

WorldBook Online

Access WorldBook online and follow the “Kids” link to access encyclopedia resources for youth, including activities, pictures, videos and more.
OverDrive Kids Reading Room

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

Access OverDrive’s collection of materials for youth through the Kids Reading Room.
Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks

Enjoy hundreds of books, videos and read-alongs from multiple genres of children’s literature.

Book Club Kits

Each Juvenile Book Club Kit contains multiple copies of a book for hosting your own book club.

Early Literacy iPad Kits

Each iPad Kit contains one iPad loaded with educational games.

Family Kits

Each Family Kit is themed and contains reading materials and movies for all ages.

Preschool Learning Kits

Each Preschool Learning Kit contains books, movies, music and activities designed for preschool age children.

Baby Kits

Each Baby Time Kit contains books and activities designed for children birth to 24 months as well as a parenting book.

Need a Good Book

Fill out our Need a Good Book form to receive a list of recommended books.

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Upcoming Children's Events

Mar
27
Mon
7:00 PM Children’s – Family Book Club
Children’s – Family Book Club
Mar 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Family Book Club will discuss Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. For grades 6-8 and parents. Books available at the library for check out.
Mar
28
Tue
10:00 AM Children’s – Storytime
Children’s – Storytime
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Storytime – Join us for stories, songs, games & crafts that encourage the development of early literacy skills.
Mar
29
Wed
10:00 AM Children’s – Storytime
Children’s – Storytime
Mar 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Storytime – Join us for stories, songs, games & crafts that encourage the development of early literacy skills.
Mar
30
Thu
10:30 AM Children’s – 1st Steps Storytime
Children’s – 1st Steps Storytime
Mar 30 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Storytime for young 2’s and those not yet ready for regular storytime. Join us for stories, activities and crafts that encourage the development of early literacy skills.
Apr
1
Sat
all-day Children’s – Your Favorite Tree ...
Children’s – Your Favorite Tree ...
Apr 1 all-day
Submit a photo and tell us about your favorite tree in Kirkwood. Contest open 4/1/17 – 4/21/17 Prize: Free Tree Winner drawn on 4/22/17 Submit entry through one of the following : 1. Facebook or[...]